Russell Cook

Russell Cook
Russell Cook's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): CineVue
Publications: CineVue

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 88% Arbitrage (2012) Jarecki surprisingly manages to draw out a sense of sympathy for his protagonist. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
4/5 93% Ninja Scroll (1995) Ninja Scroll is a champion of anime and belongs in the upper echelons of its history. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
4/5 83% Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet (2012) This is a true testament to the power of the human spirit, and offers an expose of the strength that genuine love from family and friends can afford. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
3/5 63% Private Peaceful (2014) A delicate and warm portrayal of love for family, for friends, and for one's country, without the usual façade of over-exuberant jingoism - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
4/5 66% Cosmopolis (2012) A stylish think-piece for our times. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
2/5 13% Charlie Casanova (2010) The most disappointing aspect of Charlie Casanova isn't that its plot lacks any real trajectory, or that its narrative feels so implausibly purposeless. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2019
2/5 10% Gone (2012) Dhalia's Gone is what it is -- a relatively suspenseful action-thriller, comprised of all the building blocks one would expect from the genre whilst conforming to all of its rules and stylistic tendencies. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet The Libertines - There Are No Innocent Bystanders (2011) Aside from some nicely shot scenes of East London and the film's ability to capture the raw intensity of a band like The Libertines live, it is relatively unexceptional as music docs go. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019
3/5 99% Bill Cunningham New York (2011) A simply shot documentary, but its subject is anything but plain, as Cunningham oozes the energy of a 21-year-old just starting their career in the hustle and bustle of the big city. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2018
3/5 91% Girl Model (2012) It features a profoundly interesting story, with harrowing and distressing undertones but the film's inability to press issues further and delve deeper into its subject matter makes it somewhat of a rubber stamp. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
3/5 92% Arthur Christmas (2011) Arthur Christmas' characters have plenty of personality and make the film a really fun watch. It's also short and sweet, with a number of action-packed set-pieces that will keep the younger folk among us occupied for its entirety - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2018
4/5 68% Pearl Jam Twenty (2011) It is told in big themes and bold colours with blistering sound and is carved from over 1,200 hours of rarely seen and never-before seen footage spanning the band's career. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
2/5 68% The Dead (2011) The lack of a single decent central performance does detract from its unique ideas and its social awareness that gave it the potential to do something really different with a tired out genre. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
3/5 25% Conan the Barbarian (2011) [A] frenetic rush of energy embodied by the performance of Momoa, whose samurai training and choreographed planning of fight scenes has gone a long way to making his Conan a success. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
4/5 93% Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2011) Its moments of action, along with its depiction of deeply entrenched social issues and politics, accompanied by an intensely provocative script makes Elite Squad: The Enemy Within a tough, but vital watch. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
5/5 85% Black Swan (2010) A work of chilling beauty. Its excellent cinematography, dance, and music all accompanied by the performance of an exciting cast makes it a delicacy for the eyes and ears. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Bôizu on za ran (Boys on the Run) (2010) Manages to explore the intensity and pain of infatuation and love on a very sincere level. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
4/5 95% The King's Speech (2010) Overall, this film is a great piece of British cinema that boasts an exciting group of British talents in Firth, Rush and Carter. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2018